Gouldsboro Police Chief Tyler Dunbar resigned from his post Wednesday. FILE PHOTO

Gouldsboro police chief resigns

GOULDSBORO — Tyler Dunbar, chief of the Gouldsboro Police Department, resigned Wednesday, June 12.

Dana Rice, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said Dunbar submitted a letter of resignation to Town Manager Sherri Cox at about midafternoon. His resignation is effective June 26.

Dunbar’s resignation came the day after the town was originally scheduled to vote on whether to disband the police department and contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for police protection. Due to errors in the posting of the Town Meeting warrant, that vote has been postponed until Tuesday, June 25.

The vote, which is the result of a petition filed by resident Becky Irwin, was to have taken place June 11. Town officials discovered Friday, June 7, that the Town Meeting warrant had not been signed by the selectmen and nothing about the police vote appeared in it. Because these errors meant the town was not in compliance with state law, the town had to reschedule its municipal elections and Town Meeting.

More details will be posted as they become available.

Johanna S. Billings

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Johanna S. Billings covers eastern Hancock County and western Washington County. An avid photographer, she lives in Steuben with her husband and several cats. She welcomes tips and story ideas. Email her at [email protected]

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